Geospatial analytics empower people and organizations to make better decisions. We all know how important data analysis is to make the right business decisions, but mass volumes of data can be extremely difficult to organize and understand.

The human brain can’t process countless rows and columns of data: We’re relatively limited in our ability to gain insights from data presented in traditional databases. As human beings, we automatically organize information in our heads based on time and place. That’s where geospatial analysis comes in.

What geospatial analysis does is create maps that include location and timing of pertinent data. These maps are able to demonstrate changes in data over time and tie those changes to a specific place. Our brains are able to absorb and utilize information much better when it’s presented in map form, making geospatial tools invaluable to data-heavy organizations like government agencies.

Equipping agencies with technology that allows them to collect time and place data, they can use that information to build graphs, maps, and analyze real-time operational data. Geospatial analysis tools like that of Dcode alumni company MapD makes complicated relationships coherent and clear and has the ability to reveal both past, current, and future events based on the data collected.

When organizations are collecting mass volumes of data, and require analysis and insight at the speed of relevance, they can rely on partners like MapD to make it happen.


“This is a watershed moment for geospatial analytics. MapD is probably the most important advance in the last 15 years for a geospatial analyst who needs to tear into very large data tables and get answers in real time.”

– Rich Sutton, VP of Geospatial, Skyhook


MapD offers a data analytics platform at size and scale, helping agencies address the data tsunami that comes with operating a federal government organization.Large agencies like FEMA, DOD, and more deal with huge datasets linking time and place, and have an urgent need for fast mapping tools toaggregate numerous data sets into one operational picture for real-time, immersive analytics. MapD is at the forefront of location intelligence for big data, and helps agencies visualize billions of data points into a single, usable map, allowing end-users to view data in the context they need.

The possibilities for geospatial analytics are endless, and here at Dcode, we were thrilled to have MapD participate in our 2018 AI & Big Data Cohort, where their team learned how to enter the government market and effectively serve the mission. We recently did a story about what their experience was like participating in our program. You can check that out here! 

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